Mathematical Sciences departments in the US are surveyed annually, regarding undergraduate and graduate course enrollments as well as bachelors and masters degrees awarded for the period between July 1, and June 30.
Presented here are the reports and summary data based on the information provided by these departments, as reported to the Annual Survey.
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The questionnaire on which this report is based, 'Departmental Profile,' is sent to all Doctoral, Masters and Bachelors departments in the US.
Response rates vary substantially across the different department groups. For most of the data collected on the Departmental Profile form, the year-to-year changes in a given department?s data are small when compared to the variations among the departments within a given group. As a result of this, the most recent prior year?s response is used (imputed) if deemed suitable. After the inclusion of prior responses, standard adjustments for the remaining nonresponse are then made to arrive at the estimates reported for the entire groups.
Standard errors were calculated for some of the key estimates for the Doctoral Math Group (Math Public, Math Private, and Applied Math), Masters Group and Bachelors, and Statistics and Biostatistics Groups. Standard errors are calculated using the variability in the data and can be used to measure how close our estimate is to the true value for the population. As an example, the number of full-time faculty in the Masters Group is estimated at 4,483 with a standard error of 139. This means the actual number of full-time faculty in the Masters Group is most likely between 4,483 plus or minus two standard errors, or between 4,205 and 4,761. This is much more informative than simply giving the estimate of 4,483.
Estimates are also given for parameters that are totals from all groups, such as the total number of full-time faculty. For example, an estimate of the total number of full-time faculty in all groups except Statistics and Biostatistics combined is 22,518, with a standard error of 268.
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